Bình Dương Province plans to invest VNĐ9 trillion to build key fly-over bridges and improve its main roads to boost traffic connectivity with neighbouring provinces such as Đồng Nai and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu and HCM City. VNS Photo Văn Châu
HCM CITY – Around VNĐ9 trillion (US$388 million) will be spent for key transport projects this year to boost socio-economic development, the chairman of Bình Dương Province People's Committee, Nguyễn Hòang Thao, has said.
In order to efficiently use the money, funds will be spent on important, key projects that can be completed and put into use this year.
Specifically, the province plans to build fly-over bridges at Phước Kiến, Chợ Đình and Chợ Cây Dừa junctions.
The provincial construction department said the fly-overs would reduce ground level junctions with the ring road and the Mỹ Phước - Tân Vạn expressway, while boosting traffic connections among industrial parks in the province and HCM City ports.
The province also plans to expand and upgrade Mỹ Phước - Tân Vạn expressway and provincial highways No. 743, 747B and 746, which will improve transport to Đồng Nai Province and HCM City.
The upgrade of Mỹ Phước - Tân Vạn expressway is one of the key projects because it connects urban areas and industrial parks, and opens up a freight corridor along the North - South backbone axis parallel to National Highway No.13.
This will create favourable conditions for access to Cái Mép - Thị Vải port in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province and the Long Thành international airport in the future, according to the construction department.
The widening of major roads such as National Highway No.13 and Mỹ Phước - Tân Vạn between concentrated industrial zones has eased travel to ports.
In recent years, Bình Dương has spent large amounts to improve road infrastructure to enhance transport connectivity with HCM City and nearby provinces, developing concentrated industrial zones and attracting workers from provinces and cities around the country.
Bùi Minh Trí, head of the province's industrial zone management, said as one of the fastest-growing provinces in the key southern economic zone, Bình Dương is among the hottest investment destinations in the country.
It is always looking to develop transport infrastructure to help ship goods to other provinces and abroad.
It plans to further improve transport connectivity by developing waterways, and, in the future, create a rail link to transport goods to ports in HCM City and Đồng Nai Province. – VNS